The Science and Art of Medicine


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    Sample of Edward Jenner's hair, 1823.

    Lock of hair removed from Edward Jenner after his death, 26th January 1823, framed

    Early inoculation items, c 1798-1825.

    Cow's horn, inscribed 'G.C. Jenner, 1825'.

    'Med-E-Jet' inoculation gun, United States, 1980.

    "Med-E-Jet" inoculation gun, in carrying case, by Med-E-Jet Corporation, Cleveland, Ohio, 1980. This gun was designed to make mass immunisation more efficient. It enabled the user to give many people a small dose of vaccine or drug and was used durin

    Vaccination lancets, late 18th-early 19th century.

    These lancets belonged to Edward Jenner (1749-1823). In 1796 Edward Jenner (1749-1823) used a lancet to introduce fluid from a cowpox sore through a person's skin, in order to inoculate them against smallpox, a similar but more dangerous disease. He

    Colt's stretcher for narrow trenches, 1915-1918.

    Colt's stretcher for narrow trenches, first World War, British. Information with the stretcher notes: "Experimental model of jointed pole trench stretcher (The Lancet Jan.1916). Designed primarily for the immediate & safe evacuation of the wounded ma

    Posset pot, English, c 1700.

    Elaborate posset pot, tin glazed earthenware, cherub and songbird motifs, English

    Louis Pasteur, French chemist and microbiologist, c 1870-1890.

    Bronze statue of Louis Pasteur, full length and holding a flask in his left hand, signed Galli

    Jackson X-ray tube, 1896.

    Jackson Focus X-ray tubes

    Canvas and leather strait jacket, c 1930.

    Copy of a strait jacket, c.1930. The strait jacket, or strait waistcoat, was first described in 1772 in a textbook by David Macbride (1726-1778). Employed both as a restraint as well as for treatment, it's use gradually declined in the 19th century a

    Terracotta statue of St Antonio, Spanish or Italian, early 16th century.

    Earthenware statue of Saint Anthony (Antonino) of Florence, Italian, 1701-1850.